Make & Take Rainbarrel Workshop

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Start Time: 
6:00 PM
End Time: 
7:30 PM
Location: 
Wood Lake Nature Center (6710 Lake Shore Dr S., Minneapolis)

Lawn and garden watering typically makes up 40% of total summer household water usage, according to the EPA. Plus, the biggest threat to our waters today is polluted runoff — water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying all the oil, sediment and other contaminants that it picks up along the way into our lakes, rivers and streams. For conservation and for pollution prevention, installing a rain barrel to collect and store rainwater for use on your lawn and gardens is a simple but powerful way to make a difference for your local lakes, streams, and wetlands.

Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff at Wood Lake Nature Center to learn about how home lawn and garden practices impact our waters and how you can make a difference.  Then you'll be guided through the process of building, incorporating, installing, and maintaining a rainbarrel - to take home!  

Participants will be provided with all the necessary parts and instructions.  This workshop only costs $35 - much less than the cost of an average rainbarrel, which can be $80 or more!

Learn more and register here!